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40 years and counting: Rocky Horror Picture Show

The cast of the "shadow" dance troupe for Rocky Horror Picture Show this weekend in Nevada City:
Douglas Hooper photo |

The 40th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will be celebrated this weekend in Nevada City.

The Nevada Theatre Film Series and Nevada City Live present this cult classic film complete with shadow cast by the Truth or Dare Dance Troupe performing live on stage at the Nevada Theatre.

The show goes on three times in two nights in downtown Nevada City: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show was the film that launched the Nevada Theatre Film Series back in 1979, and has a cult following virtually unmatched by any other film. What began as a flop when it opened in theaters in 1975 evolved into a phenomenon that happened in movie theaters around the country every Saturday at midnight for decades, and is still going on in some cities today.

“If you’ve never seen Rocky Horror live on a stage, you’ve never seen Rocky Horror,” says Heather Bewsee, director of Truth or Dare. As Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) come upon the creepy castle of flamboyant transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) on the big screen, their counterparts on stage will act it all out for you in living flesh.

The show features tongue-in-cheek comedy and Broadway style song and dance, with plenty of audience participation. Audiences are invited to come as you are or dressed up and ready to do the Time Warp all over again.

Truth or Dare Dance Troupe is a Nevada County-based dance ensemble that mixes all styles of performance in a perfectly balanced blend of dance, talent, and creativity. The atmosphere is electric with their unique dance performances that push the edge between sexy and classy.

Founded by Heather Bewsee in 2013, Truth or Dare has been performing up and down the west coast entertaining audiences of all shapes and sizes with their varied repertoire of classical, burlesque, and fusion dance styles.

The Sunday night show of Rocky Horror Picture Show will be a benefit for the Nevada Theatre.

Tickets for all shows are $20 and are available at the door or in advance at Briarpatch Co-op or online at http://www.paulemerymusic.com. More information can also be found at http://www.sierratheaters.com. T

he Nevada Theatre is located at 401 Broad St. in Nevada City.

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